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As the Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency works to meet the demands of an additional 30,000 U.S. troops sent to Afghanistan, it will have in place an "assessment group" to prevent cases of contractor fraud, said the agency's director, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson.

The group "is now embarked on a deep review of contracting at every one of our supply centers, and specifically, they're focused right now on all of our contractual support for the plus-up in Afghanistan," Thompson told reporters Jan. 26 in Washington.